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The Morning Star

$$ - $$$, Irish,
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5986
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (132 reviews)
“mussels” (25 reviews)
“irish stew” (10 reviews)
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Gastropub, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and the food never disappoints . Took some friends last week during the Cheltenham festival and had a great lunch

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the morning star for a mother daughter catch up and had a lovely meal here! Seafood chowder was delicious with speciality bread, we ordered chips with it to share but the portion of soup was large and contained so much seafood and potato we...More

Thank Karen72_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 for 1 deal on a Monday, excellent value, no compromise on quality of food, quantity or service. Perfectly cooked fillet steaks, very good service will definitely be back well worth a visit 👍

Thank tojay1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night 24/02/18 we went to the morning star for an evening meal I had the Ulster beef and it was out of this world best meal I have ever had in my life 🤗 the service was impeccable our waitress was charliee who was...More

1  Thank Jaime G
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

The bar area is nice the restaurant upstairs is nice and clean the staff are all very friendly always serve with a smile, the food is AMAZING! Had oysters to start with a pint of Guinness match made in heaven super fresh oysters absolutely delicious....More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Two for one mains between 12noon and 10pm every Monday except Bank Hols at The Morning Star? Sure it would be rude not to! We had Co Antrim chicken liver pate with caramelised red onion & Armagh apple chutney & melba toast and one of...More

1  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Not knowing where to eat on a Saturday evening we came across this pub as we wandered around. We found it to be a lively, historic pub with friendly locals and serving great beer and fantastic food. Servers were very attentive and efficient and the...More

1  Thank Mikinblack
Reviewed January 11, 2018

I called in here for lunch with a group of friends in early January. The last time I was in here was about 40 years ago, and I must say, we were not disappointed at all. We gat a table for 5 in the upstairs...More

1  Thank Harold C
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

I was there with my family and a friend and we weren’t that impressed when we first walked in, thinking that it looked sort of generic as far as decor was concerned. But when we started to order drinks and food, we couldn’t have been...More

1  Thank Meghan R
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Oh my word. Best food we had in a week in Belfast never mind at home in Glasgow. Never had mussels but so glad I was brave enough to try. All the food was amazing. Staff so friendly and professional. Best pint of Guinness too....More

1  Thank mogaroo
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Questions & Answers
September 3, 2017|
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Response from NZGW | Reviewed this property |
just walk in will be fine
John M
June 4, 2017|
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Response from themorningstar | Property representative |
Hi guys, thanks for the question. to answer it simply we only run our carvery Monday - Saturday approx. 1130-1630, dependent on how busy we are that day. On Sundays we run a brunch menu until 3pm and also run our a la carte... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $57
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighborhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 5986
  • E-mail
The Morning Star dates back to 1810 as a public house, but the building was here well before that! The entries were, and still are, the heartbeat of old Belfast. Located in an old romantic entry running between Ann Street + High Street, in the heart of Belfast City Centre. The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar, one of the finest examples of its type around. We source all our beef, chicken, lamb and pork locally and most off our family farm. We serve award winning food in our restaurant and bar Monday to Sunday, with a focus on simplicity and promoting local produce. Our bars stock the best in spirits and we pride ourselves on our vast whiskey range. We also have local and international craft beers on tap along with the likes of the black stuff (guinness).
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